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Newsletter Issue #33 - April, 2002

Welcome to the thirty third "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter!

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website:
21 April - Camber Sands, England; 22 - Glasgow, Scotland (The Garage); 24 - Manchester, England (Manchester University Debating Hall); 25 - London, England (University of London Union); 26 - Camber Sands, England; 4 May - Memphis TN; 24 - Mahnomen MN; 26 - DePere WI; 31 - Harris MI; 1 June - Harris MI; 9 - Fairfax VA; 12 - Glen Allen VA; 15 - Cincinatti OH; 4 July - Tuscon AZ; 5 - Las Vegas; 7 - San Diego; 16 August - Milwaukee WI; 17 - St Paul MN; 3 October - Fresno CA.

Note the date changes for the Camber Sands and Glasgow shows in April. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

The band played a show at the Ice Village at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 9th, and surprise (and secret) show openers were the Foo Fighters.

The "Music for Hangovers" DVD and video was finally released in the USA on March 26, I'm not aware of it's release in any other country. The DVD includes interviews with the band and a very entertaining commentary track by the band members. The DVD can be ordered via the official CT website (see below), or should be available on import in countries outside the USA.

Sony Music released the remastered "Live at Budokan" CD in the USA around March 26, though unlike the earlier remastered CD's it does not contain any bonus tracks. Sony UK have no information on this being released in the UK/Europe.

Cheap Trick have a 7 page spread in the current (April) issue of "Classic Rock" magazine here in the UK. Featuring a range of large photo's from 1978 to 2001, the interesting and detailed article mostly charts the band's history and draws on an interview conducted shortly after last years London shows. (Collectors of the band's UK releases might be interested to note that the Jan 1991 (#137) issue of the UK's "Record Collector" magazine also contained a 6 page feature, co-written by writer and long time fan Mike Hayes, briefly detailing the bands history up to that time and listing a UK discography. I believe back issues are still available from "Record Collector".)

Thirty four of Ricks guitars are currently on display in his hometown Rockford Art Museum. They are part of a free exhibit titled "Customised Culture - Cars, Guitars and Low Brow Art", which opened on February 15th and runs until April 21st. I have included a short review of the exhibit, listing the guitars on show and a few interesting comments from Rick himself, which I hope you find entertaining {Review -

The current range of official merchandise list, including some more new items can be viewed on the official website, orders/enquiries should be sent to Trickstuff, PO Box 1911, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. The official fan service, Trick International is at 1957 - 86th Street, PMB #149, Brooklyn, NY 11214 USA, e-mail at and the official website is at All past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and photos are archived on my internet site -

I hope you've found this issue informative. If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a sae (or more) or IRC for the next issue. If you (or any other Trick fans you know) would prefer to receive this newsletter by e-mail in future, please write to or e-mail me. The next issue will be in June, though a review of the Glasgow, Manchester and London shows will be posted onto my website shortly after those shows.  

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